Product Reviews by starrysim

Styling Products - Davines - Liquid Spell

5.0
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8 months ago

I have medium-length fine but dense hair. It tends to be oily at the roots and dry on the ends, and doesn't hold a style well. I bought Davines Liquid Spell on the recommendation of a hairdresser... for $52 *gulp*. When I got home I was so mad at myself for succumbing to her sales pitch. I didn't even use it for a few weeks. Then I gave it a try, 2 foamy pumps in towel-dried hair …Read more

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Mascara - Dior - Diorshow Pump'N'Volume Mascara

1.0
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8 months ago

This mascara is complete rubbish. I can't even believe Dior put this on the market. It's thick and goopy and I haven't found a way to apply it without major clumps. I tried wiping the wand before use, I tried a very light touch, I tried leaving it to age for a 2-3 months, nothing helped. I threw it in the trash after using it about 10 times with no luck.

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Styling Products - Bumble and bumble - Spray De Mode

4.0
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Nov/05/2018

As yucky as hairsprays generally are, this is probably the best I've ever used. It's the most natural-feeling. My hair just can't hold a curl, and unfortunately this isn't a total game-changer. The hold is average, my curls still fall out by the end of the day. If I brush through, I still lose most of the curl, so I don't think it holds up to brushing better than average …Read more

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Dry Shampoo - Living Proof - Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo

3.0
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Nov/05/2018

For some reason dry shampoos just don't work for me. This one is a little less terrible than others I've tried, but I won't re-buy. It only helps the look of my oily hair a little bit, but the smell is almost intolerable. To me it's incredibly strong and pungent. I can smell it on myself all day, my nose never gets accustomed to it.

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Shampoo - Dove - Hair Therapy Damage Solutions Intensive Repair Shampoo

2.0
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Nov/05/2018

I thought this was ok at first, until I realized it was giving me the most horrible flakes. I was like a human snowglobe! I was alternating it with Head & Shoulders, and even so the flakes wouldn't go away until I totally discontinued this. Thankfully my scalp cleared up within a week after stopping, so I know for sure this shampoo was the problem. Tread with caution.

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Hair Treatments - shu uemura - Essence Absolue

5.0
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Sep/13/2018

This is lovely. I adore the feminine floral scent, and it makes my hair super soft. I bought a small travel size at a warehouse sale, so it didn't cost too much and it lasts forever. I just apply a tiny amount, less than a pea size, to my ends, on either wet or dry hair. A little goes a long way.

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Polishes - Illamasqua - Pink Raindrops

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Sep/13/2018

Ugh, terrible. I expected it to be, well, a pink version of Raindrops. It's not. The formula is atrocious, thick and goopy and uneven. If you do manage to get it on, it doesn't even look particularly pretty, the glass flecks aren't as pronounced as in Raindrops. Total fail.

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Eye Primer - MAC Cosmetics - Prep + Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base

5.0
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Sep/13/2018

I've avoided MAC primers in the past because back in the day they weren't very good. Well, I'm sure glad I gave this one a try. It's my new HG eye primer. And I've already used up two tubes within the past two years, so I'm not saying that lightly. My previous favourite was NARS Pro Prime. I still like that one too, but it's so expensive considering how fast I …Read more

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